Top 10 New York City Tea Rooms

Enjoy a delicious English afternoon tea at one of these New York City tea rooms, whether you are looking for a special way to spend an afternoon or have a bigger celebration in mind.

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Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel

The Palm Court
Courtesy of Accor Hotels
5th Avenue at, Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone +1 212-759-3000

If you're looking for a classic afternoon tea experience, you might find just what you're looking for at the Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel. There are several options for afternoon tea at the plaza, including The Classic, The New Yorker, Champagne Tea, and Eloise Tea (particularly suited to the younger set.)

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Lady Mendl's Tea Salon

Lady Mendl's Tea Salon
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56 Irving Pl, New York, NY 10003-2314, USA
Phone +1 212-533-4600

Housed in the elegant Inn at Irving Place, Lady Mendl's tea salon seeks to recreate the Victorian tea experience. Five-course afternoon tea is served daily at select times. Reservations are recommended and the space is also available for bridal showers, private tea parties, and small weddings.

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Tea & Sympathy

Tea & Sympathy
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108 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
Phone +1 212-989-9735

A visit to this Greenwich Village tea room will make you feel like you've been transplanted to Britain—and that's just what the owners intended. From fish and chips to bangers and mash, Tea & Sympathy offers an overall taste of Britain, complete with an authentic afternoon tea. Off-site catering is also available.

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Alice's Tea Cup

Alice's Tea Cup
Courtesy of Alice's Tea Cup
102 W 73rd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
Phone +1 212-799-3006

Alice's Tea Cup is a great child-friendly tea room choice with two separate sit-down locations, plus a to-go venue. Excellent scones, friendly service, and a whimsical design ensure adults will enjoy the experience as well. The menu offers a la carte selections, as well as several afternoon tea service options (available continuously). Children's choices include everything from baby food to after-school snacks and child-friendly sandwiches. Space is also available for private parties.

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Courtesy of Franchia
12 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016-4307, USA
Phone +1 212-213-1001

This Korean tea room creates a relaxing oasis in Manhattan. Creative vegetarian cuisine is served, reflecting a combination of Korean, Asian and Western influences. They offer tea service menus for bridal and baby showers.

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The Pembroke Tea Room

Pembroke Room
Courtesy of The Lowell
28 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065, USA
Phone +1 212-838-1400

Located in the Lowell Hotel, the Pembroke Tea Room offers visitors classic afternoon tea offerings, as well as a children's tea menu if you've got a special little one sharing tea with you.

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Cha-An Teahouse

If you'd like to experience a Japanese-style teahouse, the East Village's Cha-an is the place to go. Cha-an offers hand-whished matcha and traditional Japanese desserts, all consumed in an authentic space that will transport you to Japan.

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Bosie Tea Parlor

Located on a quiet street in the West Village, Bosie offers more than 100 loose-leaf teas, served alongside delicate, hand-crafted macarons. An afternoon tea service here includes a delectable tower, filled with tea sandwiches, scones, and other goodies.

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Bluebird London

Imported directly from London, Bluebird is a chic dining room perched above Manhattan's Columbus Circle. Their afternoon tea includes English breakfast teas, finger sandwiches galore, and sweet treats like sponge cakes and scones—all served with a dramatic view of Central Park West.

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The Gallery at the Carlyle

This New York City hangout of the stars serves a sumptuous afternoon tea in a dramatic setting. Enjoy decadent pastries served alongside tea blends such as peppermint and cinnamon spice.

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